Dr. John Hendricks of Lowcountry Dental Center is a highly trained cosmetic dentist. He specializes in porcelain veneers in his Hardeeville, SC cosmetic dentistry office. Porcelain veneers can be used to make subtle or dramatic changes to your smile. They will give you a new smile that will blend with your natural appearance and feel comfortable. For many patients, dental veneers can also improve long term dental health when addressing teeth that are damaged or misshapen.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, semi-translucent “shells” that are attached to your front teeth. Customized from fine, tooth-like porcelain material, dental veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth. Dr. Hendricks has the porcelain veneers custom-made and then color matched to blend seamlessly to your natural teeth. The medical grade material offers advanced treatment to meet your cosmetic needs and durable results that will resist stains. With the use of CAD/CAM technology in our Hardeeville, SC area dentist office, Dr. Hendricks can create and place dental veneers in one day.
Porcelain veneers are used to address:
- Aging teeth that have worn down
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Stained, discolored or yellowed teeth
- Stained, unsightly or washed-out fillings
- Misshapen or crooked teeth that do not need orthodontic treatment
- Gaps between teeth
The Porcelain Veneer Process
Typically, porcelain veneers are made in a dental lab. The patient would have to come in for two or three visits to complete the procedure. Dr. Hendricks is one of the few dentists in the Hardeeville, SC area with CAD/CAM technology to allow him to create and fabricate porcelain veneers in his office. With e4D, Dr. Hendricks can design, fabricate and place porcelain veneers in just one visit to our dental office.
The first step is a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Hendricks to determine if porcelain veneers is the correct treatment for you. He will create a customized treatment plan to your liking. Then Dr. Hendricks will prepare the tooth or teeth for porcelain veneers by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. This will allow the veneers to fit comfortably and stably in the mouth. Dr. Hendricks will next take a digital impression of your teeth. Using sophisticated computer software, Dr. Hendricks will digitally design the veneer to fit your tooth exactly. The specifications are sent to an in-office milling machine where the veneers will be fabricated in a short period of time. Finally, Dr. Hendricks will try on the veneers and bond them into place.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in getting porcelain veneers at our Hardeeville, SC and Bluffton, SC area dentist office, schedule an appointment with Dr. Hendricks. He will discuss your cosmetic goals and budget concerns to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you.